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  • Top 5 Most Expensive Silver Coins

    Silver is for second place. Everywhere from the Olympics to a children’s spelling bee we see the silver medal awarded to the second best and the gold reserved for the winner. We’ve been sold this order of things for centuries, but the world’s top five silver coins each come with their own ...
  • Coin Collecting Tips: How to Handle Gold Coins Like a Pro

    While the famed "Midas touch" may be a mythical aspiration, there is nothing imaginary about the negative impact that careless handling and reckless touching can have on gold and other precious metals. Selecting and purchasing gold coins is an important part of any collection, but investors today m...
  • Will Donald Trump’s Face Be on a Coin?

    Donald Trump on a coin? Believe it or not, just a month or so into the presidency, and plenty of people are already wondering if - and how - the 45th president’s face might wind up on the nation’s currency, joining the ranks of other presidents like Washington, Lincoln, Jefferson and Roosevelt...
  • More Than Mythical: The Storied History of the Double Eagle Gold Coin

    Many gold pieces often take on a life of their own, and avid collectors are almost always interested in understanding the background of a particular piece of minted metal -- in addition to learning about the monetary value of their coins. In essence, each coin tells a unique tale, and owners hav...
  • The Legendary Coin Collection of John Jay Pittman

    Among legendary coin collectors, the name of John Jay Pittman is quite possibly at the head of the hall- of-fame class. Outside of maybe the Smithsonian or the British Museum’s historical archives, his meticulously assembled collection of rare coinage was without numismatic peer in terms of shee...
  • These Big Mistakes by the U.S. Mint Could be Worth Big Money

    “To err is human; to forgive is divine,” is a famous quote by 18th-century English poet, Alexander Pope. Human history has left us with ample opportunity to be considered divine according to the standard set by Pope. Significant errors in human history include NASA taping over the moon landing...
  • The Krugerrand: The Original Gold Bullion Coin

    Avid gold investors diversify their collections with a variety of proofs, non-numismatic, and foreign coins, but up until the 1980s, the international gold coin market was limited. The rise of gold coins in the latter 20th century was due to the popularity of the Krugerrand from South Africa, the ...
  • Better Investment: Certified Coins or Bullion?

    One of the first questions you’re likely to have when you start investing in gold is how to decide between certified coins and bullion. Bullion costs less per Troy ounce of gold than certified coins, which could reasonably make you question why to invest more for the same amount of gold. Certif...
  • When is a Buffalo not a Buffalo?

    Misnaming species of animals or plants is not a new phenomenon so it should not come as a surprise that the U.S. government has perpetuated the misnaming of an animal for over a century. The brontosaurus, contrary to what generations have been taught, and countless museums display, does not exis...
  • U.S. Mint Sold Out of Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Gold Coin In Four Days

    The U.S. Mint sold out of a limited edition run of 50,000 gold baseball coins only four days after the issue was released. The special gold coin is part of the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin program. Although the coins were marked with the denomination of $5, they were actually list...

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